Pop on your best sunnies, bring an appetite and prepare to settle in the for the day - Ji Terrace by the Sea is Canggu’s hottest new oceanfront hangout from lunchtime ‘til late.
If you’ve already fallen head over flip-flops in love with Ji Restaurant at Hotel Tugu Bali [you’re not alone] then you’ll be very excited to hear that this stunning Japanese & Asian fusion sunset bar has just given you even more reason to keep coming back for those contemporary cocktails and scrummy sushi rolls.
Now set over three floors, the jewel in Ji’s crown is its brand new rooftop terrace that’s dishing up modern interpretations of Asian and global classics alongside tropical beats and 180 degrees of undisturbed vistas over Canggu beach. Honeys, let us introduce you to Ji Terrace by the Sea.
You’ll find this breezy and beautiful spot by climbing to the second and third floors of Ji Restaurant. You’ll pass through the mystically decorated ground floor [with its deep red hues and black and white portraits], and up the ancient stone stairway where you’ll get your first glimpse of the glittering ocean out yonder.
For all of you interior addicts out there, it won’t only be the nearby rolling waves that takes your breath away here. Colourful, ancient Indonesian and Asian-style tiles light up this bright and cosy space, beautifully set beside low-rise tables dotted by squishy cushions to capture the bohemian spirit of Canggu.
But don’t stop here [as hard as that may be] because this is just a taster of things to come. Continue your ascent up the final set of stairs and this is where you’ll find the pièce de résistance of Ji Terrace by the Sea – the crème de la crème of rooftop vistas, and the island’s upper crust of tropical vibes.
This top floor terrace is a one-stop-foodie-shop from lunchtime ‘til late, with Asian-fusion bites, breezy boho vibes and of course, those epic ocean vistas. In fact, it’s one of the highest vantage points along the Canggu coastline, so if you’re looking for sea views for as far as the eye can see, this is where you’ll find them, and we’re going to go as far to say that this is the hottest new hangout in the ‘Gu.
Is doesn’t get much better than that, right? Think again. Ji Terrace by the Sea’s scrummy menu is so good you could almost forget about the paradisal panorama [almost]. The menu is the work of renowned chef Colin Buchan [previously from Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants in London, Jason Atherton’s Pollen in Singapore, and the personal chef to David and Victoria Beckham], and together with Ji’s team of Japanese and Asian-trained chefs, they’ve created munchable magic.
The food is a divine fusion of ancient and contemporary Asian cuisines [from Japan and India to Indonesia, Thailand and beyond] with signatures like the Dragon of Ji [a chopstick treat of crispy ebi tempura, slick avocado slices and a creamy, slightly spicy sauce on expertly rolled rice] and the beautifully seared Tuna Tataki with that perfectly pink middle and light sesame seed crust – all of which uses only the freshest local produce.
And did we mention the cocktails? Oh, those cocktails. Much like the food, the cocktails are Asian inspired with home-infused ingredients, like the smokin’ Coco Sexo [inspired by the volcanoes of Indonesia] and – our favourite – the Gin & Tea with Javanese tea and herb-infused gin – the perfect accompaniment to any candy-coloured Canggu sunset.
Even MORE reason to LOVE Ji!
If you’re not already rushing to the rooftop, get a load of this. As our beloved readers, you can enjoy a complimentary dessert on us when you mention Honeycombers at Ji Terrace by the Sea! And while you’re at it, you’ll also want to check out their daily deals, too…
Ji Terrace by the Sea’s daily Happy Hour kicks off from 3pm – 6pm each day [with 2 for 1 beers and 30% off all signature cocktails], as well as their Maki Madness Happy Hour where sushi rolls and makis are 25% off from 12pm – 3 pm every day. Then on Saturday and Sunday, hit the rooftop for Ji Sunset: sushi, cocktails and live DJs ‘til late!
See you on the Terrace, Honeys!